Applying Pragmatics to ESOL Instruction


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Which of the following descriptions illustrates an example of a student who probably practiced language through pragmatics?

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1. Aside from telling about a reading piece or making an oral presentation, a student can practice speech skills through _____.

2. Which of the following scenarios illustrates an example in which students practice the ability to take turns in conversation about the topic ''My weekend activities''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check your understanding of the process of applying pragmatics to ESOL instruction before you take an exam or explore other subjects. When you work through the questions on this quiz, you'll address ways in which students can practice speech skills and how simulated conversation teaches students about pragmatics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our short quiz is a helpful way to test yourself on:

  • How to describe a student who probably practiced language through pragmatics
  • How a student can practice speech skills other than reading or making an oral presentation
  • A scenario that illustrates an example of practicing taking turns
  • The way simulated conversation teaches pragmatics to students
  • How to get students to practice giving appropriate responses to real-life situations

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about describing a student who likely practiced language using pragmatics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a scenario that shows an example of practicing taking turns in conversation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on applying pragmatics to ESOL instruction

Additional Learning

We've created a short lesson called Applying Pragmatics to ESOL Instruction to explain these topics in greater detail. Once you finish the lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Provide the definition of pragmatics and indicate its applications in language learning
  • Detail the use of grading when using a pragmatic approach in ESOL instruction
  • Outline the topics that can be introduced in class once students are more comfortable talking with each other